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smoobles
Sep 4, 2014



China's top scientists launched a 10-story tall rocket, but it accidentally went into unstable orbit instead of making its planned descent into the ocean. On May 10th, 21 tons of hot metal will come crashing down somewhere on planet Earth south of New York, and north of New Zealand (i.e. where almost everyone lives). It'll create a 100-mile wide debris zone which would be pretty hosed up if it landed in a city!

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/may/04/out-of-control-chinese-rocket-tumbling-to-earth

quote:

Part of a huge rocket that launched China’s first module for its Tianhe space station is falling back to Earth and could make an uncontrolled re-entry at an unknown landing point.

The 30-metre high core of the Long March 5B rocket launched the “Heavenly Harmony” unmanned core module into low Earth orbit on 29 April from Wenchang in China’s Hainan province.

The Long March 5B then itself entered a temporary orbit, setting the stage for one of the largest ever uncontrolled re-entries. Some experts fear it could land on an inhabited area.

“It’s potentially not good,” said Jonathan McDowell, Astrophysicist at the Astrophysics Center at Harvard University.

I agree with Harvard Astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell that this is "potentially not good". But I think it could also be good, like if it landed on Mar A Lago maybe.

Where do you all think it will land? I secretly hope it hits me and will be spending May 10th hanging out in the front yard.

smoobles fucked around with this message at 16:59 on May 4, 2021

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Fluffy Bunnies
Jan 9, 2009

FUCK





please don't hit my sheep

Nigmaetcetera
Nov 17, 2004

Sorry guys, I'm just a donut.



Hopefully it lands on wherever China launches their rockets from so this poo poo doesn't happen again.

Aardvark!
Mar 3, 2002



i hope it hits mount rushmore

e: i guess that's too far north. what a bunch of BULLSHIT !!!!

DeadFatDuckFat
Oct 29, 2012

This avatar brought to you by the 'save our dead gay forums' foundation.


Ah, I see my AliExpress package is arriving soon!

Riptor
Apr 13, 2003

here's to feelin' good all the time


lol i live north of new york suck it everyone who isn't me

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008






Gravy Boat 2k

Learn to loving rocket you idiots

Stabbing Spork
Apr 9, 2006


Pick me!

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009



These gender reveal parties are getting worse.

Nigmaetcetera
Nov 17, 2004

Sorry guys, I'm just a donut.



Shinjobi posted:

Learn to loving rocket you idiots

Here's a better idea, don't do that. Instead, pay the US or Russia if you need to get into space. I don't trust them with rocketry after this.

Tom Gorman
Apr 30, 2004

Out here, everything hurts




Pshh the asteroid that caused the K-Pg extinction event 66 million years ago was like 10 miles wide. This is just a wimpy rocket that could barely destroy an entire major city. Not that worried tbh

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Nigmaetcetera posted:

Hopefully it lands on wherever China launches their rockets from so this poo poo doesn't happen again.

this already happened apparently at least once

https://twitter.com/_DanielSinclair/status/1275276185744945152?s=19

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

Please destroy me, your humble servant, O glorious Rocket God of the People's Communist Republic of China

Aardvark!
Mar 3, 2002



they should make may 10th a global holiday and do this every year

Universe Master
Jun 20, 2005

Darn Fine Pie



Can we hit it with a second rocket? Somebody call Elon so he can call them all pedos

Dear Watson
Jun 25, 2005




Hell Gem

I hope the China rocket lands on me

Supreme Allah
Oct 6, 2004

everybody relax, i'm here


Nap Ghost

come on china.

Nooner
Mar 26, 2007

I am Nooner



drat China certainly escalating things from the ol' peepee in your coke thing

ScRoTo TuRbOtUrD
Jan 21, 2007



i hope the rocket lands squarely on my loving balls!!!

Vakal
May 11, 2008


With any luck it lands on someone or something important in Russia and we can finally get WWIII going.

ChesterJT
Dec 28, 2003

Crescent Fresh




smoobles posted:

But I think it could also be good, like if it landed on Mar A Lago maybe.

Yes it would be hilarious for all those innocent people to die! Good one!

Dear Watson
Jun 25, 2005




Hell Gem

There are no innocent peoples in Florida

low key sex master
May 27, 2004

The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask.

heh heh if it's looking for an insertion point....

Zippy the Bummer
Dec 14, 2008

pro hobo

Silent Majority
THE DON







i hope it lands in an active volcano that would be metal as gently caress

Chief McHeath
Apr 23, 2002



it's gonna land on my dilznik because of its gravitational pull

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008






Gravy Boat 2k

ChesterJT posted:

Yes it would be hilarious for all those innocent people to die! Good one!

Accretionist
Nov 7, 2012



Play posted:

Please destroy me, your humble servant, O glorious Rocket God of the People's Communist Republic of China

^^
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om5rbtudzrg#t=6s

Nigmaetcetera
Nov 17, 2004

Sorry guys, I'm just a donut.



I hope it lands on all the people who said they hoped it would land on them.

Cry Havoc
May 10, 2004

This cyberpunk cartoon avatar is pretty dang ol' good, I tell you what.

this is like the start of that love and monsters movie we’re gonna be fighting giant ants soon

kazr
Jan 28, 2005


Chabuduo

Sunswipe
Feb 5, 2016

STILL ANGRY ABOUT CHEESE


ChesterJT posted:

Yes it would be hilarious for all those innocent people to die! Good one!

quote:

Membership at the Mar-a-Lago Club required a $200,000 initiation fee. In 2012, reportedly in response to reduced demand following the Bernie Madoff scandal which affected many affluent Palm Beach residents, the fee was lowered to $100,000.[70] The fee returned to $200,000 in January 2017 after Trump was elected president,[70] with $14,000 annual dues.[71] Overnight guests paid up to $2,000 a night.[19]
No one throwing that sort of money around is innocent.

Smythe
Oct 12, 2003


no meds = f4


Lmfao

Cry Havoc
May 10, 2004

This cyberpunk cartoon avatar is pretty dang ol' good, I tell you what.

sciences progresses one funeral at a time

Do it ironically
Jul 13, 2010


5000 years of crashing objects

Smythe
Oct 12, 2003


no meds = f4

oh, whats this? irradiated rocket junk deorbiting on MY 5000 year old ancestral village? it's more likely than you think

human garbage bag
Jan 8, 2020



what if it crashes on the kaaba

Bape Culture
Sep 13, 2006


Potentially not good. Cheers for that, Jono.

Dear Watson
Jun 25, 2005




Hell Gem

Nigmaetcetera posted:

I hope it lands on all the people who said they hoped it would land on them.

Thank you for your prayers

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

I hope it crashes directly into elons fail satellites

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Nigmaetcetera
Nov 17, 2004

Sorry guys, I'm just a donut.



human garbage bag posted:

what if it crashes on the kaaba

They'd probably build a new one in a city that wasn't permanently contaminated with rocket fuel.

Nigmaetcetera fucked around with this message at 20:39 on May 4, 2021

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